RESOURCES FOR ADULTS

This resource list is intended to inform you of most of the mental health programs and services available to adults in Sacramento County. Certain eligibility requirements may apply. Services may be listed more than once. If you are in need of diagnostic, medication, or treatment services, which require an authorization, please contact the Sacramento County Access Team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at 1-888-881-4881.

For services and resources available only for young adults (18-25), see the young adult resource page.

For services and resources for only for older adults, see the older adult resource page.

SacMap tries to keep this list up-to-date. If you find information that is incorrect or needs to be updated, or a great resource we should include, please email us.

 

COUNSELING SERVICES*

The following organizations provide community-based individual and group therapy to address mental health issues for general or specific community members. *Different than outpatient services

Gender Health Center: Counseling Services

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 201, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Appointment only, no walk-ins.

The Gender Health Center offers counseling and support groups, as well as healthcare support to Queer and Transgender Communities.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Queer-informed narrative therapy

  • Individual, relational, and family counseling

ELIGIBILITY

  • Queer & Transgender community members. 

  • Queer and Transgender People of Color

  • Open to all ages.

COST

  • Sliding-scale, no one turned away for a lack of funds

  • Insurance not accepted

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Appointment only; Call (916) 455-2391

Sacramento Native American Health Center

2020 J STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 341-0575 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM* - 5:00 PM (*Opens at 9:30 AM on the first & third Wednesdays of the month)

The Sacramento Native American Health Center offers a wide variety of behavioral health services and supports to residents of Sacramento, including integrated care; counseling and treatment; and recovery.  

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Mental health counseling 

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling

  • Relational-Cultural Therapy

  • Traditional Healing Modalities

  • Grief Support

  • Coping and Self-Care skills building

  • Peer to Peer Support Groups

  • Twelve Step Model (Culturally Appropriate)

ELIGIBILITY

  • SNAHC is open to all community members. 

COST

  • Sliding-scale

  • Medicare, Medi-Cal

  • Private Insurance (Native Patients)

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call the main line at (916) 341-0575

  • The following support groups require registration

    • White Bison 12-Step Recovery Group

    • Healing Our People through Education

    • Anger Management

    • Parenting

    • Batterer’s Intervention,

  • The following support groups are open, and do not require registration

    • Culture is Prevention 

    • Two-Spirit talking circle

    • Yoga for Wellness

Shifa for Today

3820 AUBURN BLVD., SUITE 83, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821 | PHONE: (916) 486-8626 EMAIL: counseling@mas-ssf.org | WEBSITEHOURS: Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shifa for Today is a peer counseling program offered by the Muslim American Social Services Foundation that provides peer counseling for individuals, couples, families, and teens. In-person and tele-counseling are available.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Peer counseling

    • (Counseling available in10 languages, including Arabic, Dar/Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi)

  • Pre-marital counseling

  • Community education

  • Service referrals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Middle Eastern and South Asian Communities

COST

  • Sliding-scale,

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Email or call to be connected with the intake coordinator

Therapeutic Services Focused on the Black and African American Community

WEBSITE

Provides strength-based, culturally responsive therapeutic services to individuals of the Black & African-American community who may be impacted by depression, anxiety and trauma related to systemic racial injustices and repeated traumatic experiences which significantly impact their mental wellbeing. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Crisis Intervention and Management

  • Culturally Informed & Responsive Treatment Plans

ELIGIBILITY

  • Black/African American identified residents

  • All ages

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

Reach out directly to a provider to schedule services.

PROVIDERS

ALONDRA THOMPSON, LCSW

1750 Howe Avenue, Suite 280, 

Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-470-8260 | Website

PATRICE TEVIS, LMFT
2251 Florin Road #29, 

Sacramento, CA 95822

Phone: (916) 217-0934 | Website  

RABIIA ALI, MS, LMFT
1104 Corporate Way, 

Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 495-4561 | Website

UC Davis: SacEDAPT/EDAPT CLINICS

PHONE: (916) 734-3574 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The UC Davis Early Psychosis clinics, SacEDAPT and EDAPT, provide early psychosis treatment through a recovery-based treatment approach focusing on reducing and managing symptoms and distress, and improving individuals' ability to achieve success in independent roles. The clinics provide services for 2 years.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment

  • Medication Management

  • Case Management & Support

  • Individual/Family Psychoeducation & Support Groups

  • Multi-family Psychoeducation & Support Groups

  • Supported Education & Employment

  • Peer & Family Advocate Support

REFERRAL PROCESS

If you or someone you know is interested in clinical services through SacEDAPT/EDAPT please contact 916-734-7251. UCD Physicians refer patients via EPIC.

SacEDAPT Clinic

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages 12-30 

  • Sacramento County residents 

  • Medi-Cal eligible or uninsured

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

COST

Medi-cal eligible or uninsured only

EDAPT Clinic

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages 12-40

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

COST

Insurance accepted by the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, or self-pay

WEAVE: Services for Survivors

1900 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

SUPPORT AND INFORMATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

WEAVE serves women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Domestic Violence Group Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Couples or Family Counseling

ELIGIBILITY

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, & sex trafficking

  • Couples or Family Counseling may be offered based on assessment of safety & needs

 

COST

  • Free or Sliding-scale

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call 916-920-2952

  • Walk-Ins

    • (English) Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    • (English & Spanish) Thursday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

  • Group Counseling: Must attend intake assessment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Programs and Services Flyer

 

CRISIS SERVICES

These services provide mental health support for people with a mental health problem that can’t wait for a regular, scheduled appointment.

Abiding Hope Respite House

9916 Zion Way, Sacramento, CA 95827 | PHONE: (916) 287-4860 | WEBSITE

Abiding Hope Respite House provides a short-term respite facility to those 18 years of age and holder living with a psychiatric disability. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 7-14 day respite

  • Resource linkage

  • Care management

  • Life skills groups 

  • Transportation 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages 18+

  • Have a psychiatric disability

  • Have a TB clearance

  • Have two weeks of sobriety

  • Be able to manage their own medication

  • Not currently at risk for self harm

  • No physical disability that affects mobility

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Referrals may come from emergency rooms, law enforcement, outpatient case managers and shelters.

 

  • To self-refer, individuals may call (916) 287-4860 to participate in a phone screening to determine if they are eligible for services. 

California Youth Crisis Line

PHONE: (800) 843-5200 | CHATWEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Phone Support

  • Crisis intervention counseling

  • Resource referrals

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth (12-24) 

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

​Call for immediate support

Caregiver Crisis Intervention Respite Program

8241 AUBURN BLVD, SUITE 265, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610 | PHONE: (916) 728-9333 | WEBSITE

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center provides a variety of services to improve and support the well-being of family caregivers. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Respite care

  • Family consultation

  • Home visits 

  • Assessment to develop a care plan 

  • Support Groups

  • Short-term counseling

  • Legal/financial consultation

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and assistance

ELIGIBILITY

  • Adult caregivers

    • of an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 or

    • of someone 60+ regardless of diagnosis and requiring assistance with 2 or more activities of a daily living

Centro de Apoyo Latino Program (CAL)

3301 37TH AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95824 | PHONE: (916) 210-8773 | WEBSITE

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: 916-227-2600

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Centro de Apoyo Latino (CAL) Program provides brief short-term crisis intervention and navigation to longer term solutions. CAL provides one on one navigation, support groups and community resources.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Brief, short-term crisis intervention

  • Resource/Service navigation

  • Support groups

ELIGIBILITY

  • Latino adults that are primarily Spanish speakers

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and assistance

Community Support Team

PHONE: (916) 874-6015 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Community Support Team consists of teams of Peer/Family Support Specialists and Sacramento County Mental Health Counselors who provide a mobile response to community members experiencing a crisis. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis intervention

  • Mental health assessments and intervention

  • Linkage and/or re‐linkage to treatment providers

  • Linkage to community supports 

  • Follow up care 

  • Peer and/or family support

  • Safety planning

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any Sacramento County resident

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Brochure

Crisis Nursery

NORTH: 4533 PASADENA AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821| PHONE: (916) 679-3600 | WEBSITE 

SOUTH: 6699 SOUTH LAND PARK DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95831 | PHONE: (916) 394-2000

​Provided by the Sacramento Children’s Home. Parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of two Sacramento nurseries for emergency childcare services or overnight care during difficult times.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Emergency childcare services provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year  (Children may stay up to 30-days)

  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Children ages newborn to five

  • Children of parents experiencing a crisis*

  • Does not serve foster children or children requiring excessive one-to-one supervision.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for appointment and space availability

  • High priority cases get preference

  • Waitlist available

*Examples of crisis include:

  • A sudden illness or accident

  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness

  • Emotional distress or frustration

  • Domestic violence

  • Homelessness

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

  • A medical or mental health situation

  • Employment or housing situation

Crisis Text Line

TEXT: Text HOME to 741741 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK MESSENGER

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Crisis Text Line is a text message option to receive crisis counseling. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Text-based crisis counseling

ELIGIBILITY

  • None

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

PHONE: (888) 881-4881 OR (916) 875-1055 | WEBSITE

Call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Telephone screening assessment

  • Determines service eligibility 

  • Linkage to services

  • Information and referral

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals who do not have access to benefits through a private insurance carrier

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

Mental Health Crisis Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 737-7483 | WEBSITE

The Crisis Respite Center (CRC) is staffed 24/7 and serves any individual in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Safe, stable, and supportive place to stay for up to 23 hours

  • Individualized resource plan

  • Transportation may be available

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages 18+

  • Sacramento County Resident

  • Experiencing a mental health crisis, but not in immediate danger to self or others

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

Mental Health Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 453-1482 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by Saint John’s Program for Real Change. The Mental Health Respite program provides adult women and adult women and their children in immediate crisis with short-term mental health and supportive services.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Short-term mental health and supportive services for up to 7 days

  • Respite housing

  • Evaluations

  • Resource linkage 

  • Crisis intervention

  • Family intervention  

ELIGIBILITY

  • Adult women and women with children experiencing an immediate mental health crisis

  • Crisis cannot be life-threatening or require psychiatric hospitalization.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

2130 STOCKTON BLVD, BUILDING 300, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 520-2460 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday - Friday | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Last walk-in: 7:00 PM)

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last walk-in: 5:00 PM)

The Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic (MHUCC) is a walk-in clinic for individuals with an urgent mental health need.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Counseling

  • Crisis interventions

  • Evaluations and assessments

  • Peer and family support

  • Referrals and linkages to community resources

  • Brief medication management services (excluding controlled substances)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis

COST

  • Does not turn anyone away due to a lack of funds

  • Accepts Medi-Cal

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Walk-in (Call to confirm hours)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Flyer

My Sister's House

PHONE: (916) 428-3271 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

My Sister’s House provides culturally appropriate and responsive services and supports to Asian & Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24-hour multilingual support line

  • Crisis interventions

  • Emergency shelter

  • Support Groups

  • Parenting support

  • Job training

ELIGIBILITY

  • Asian & Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

​Call for immediate support

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

PHONE: (877) 360-LGBT (5428) | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline provides LGBT older adults to friendly responders ready to listen. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response

  • Information and links to local resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBT older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Suicide Prevention Line

PHONE: (916) 368-3111 | (800) 273-TALK (8255) | (800) SUICIDE (7842433) | CHAT | WEBSITE

TEXT: Text the word HOPE to (916) 668-iCAN (4226)

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, considering suicide. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Suicide prevention crisis phone line

  • Crisis Chat and Texting (not meant for emergent life-threatening situations)

  • Information and Resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, considering suicide

  • Individuals concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

The Source

PHONE/TEXT: (916) SUPPORT | (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

The Source is a foster youth and resource family urgent response program, administered by the Sacramento Children’s Home.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Urgent crisis support (in-person)

  • Hotline for youth and families (24 a day/7 days a week)

  • Support by Phone, Text or Live Chat

  • Case management

  • Mental health services

  • Referrals

  • Respite activities

ELIGIBILITY

  • Families in crisis or struggling

  • Caregivers of foster youth

  • Youth (up to age 26)

  • Current or former foster youth (up to age 26) in crisis or struggling

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

Trans Lifeline

PHONE: (877) 565-8860 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Trans Lifeline is a confidential and anonymous hotline connecting trans people, and their friends and family, with peer support, community support and resources.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 phone-based peer support

  • Linkages to resources

  • Microgrants for Trans and Nonbinary individuals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity of all ages.

  • Family & friends of Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Friends/Family call the main line and ask for the Friends/Family hotline. 

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Trevor Project Crisis Line

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Trevor Project offers crisis support and services to LGBTQ youth through a safe, accepting and inclusive environment over the phone, online and through text.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 phone-based crisis intervention and suicide prevention

  • Instant messaging service

  • Text-based support and crisis intervention

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ young people under age 25

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

Veteran 24-Hour Crisis Line (National)

PHONE: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) | DEAF/HARD OF HEARING: (800) 799-4889 | TEXT: 838255 | CHAT WEBSITE | HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

 

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Phone-based crisis support for veterans

  • Text-based crisis support

  • Online chat service

ELIGIBILITY

  • All veterans, service members, their family and friends

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

WEAVE 24-Hour Crisis Line 

1900 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support to survivors of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Help is available in over 23 languages.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Support and information line

  • Immediate intervention and support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

 

HOMELESS SERVICES

Homeless services provide support to Sacramento County residents experiencing homelessness or housing instability, with or without a mental health condition. Services include housing assistance, peer support, therapy, workshops, crisis counseling and linkage to other services.

Guest House Homeless Clinic 

600 BERCUT DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 440-1500 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Walk-ins - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 AM | Thursdays 1:00 PM | ARRIVE EARLY

The Guest House Homeless Clinic Offers outpatient medication and mental health support services to adults experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental health challenges. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Medication Support

  • Entitlement Support (GA/SSI/SSD/Medi-Cal)

  • Referrals to interim and long-term housing

  • Individual Therapy

  • Peer Support

  • Support Groups

  • Case Management

  • Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

  • Connections Lounge (Drop-in center)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Adults (18+) experiencing mental health challenges who are also experiencing homelessness (or at risk of homelessness)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Guest House accepts new consumers on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and Thursdays at 1:00 PM. Arrive early to ensure you are seen.

Specialized Multiple Advocate Resource Team (SMART)

600 BERCUT DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 440-1500 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Walk-ins welcome on Friday

El Hogar’s Specialized Multiple Advocate Resource Team (SMART) assists Sacramento County residents, who are experiencing homelessness and struggling with a mental health disability, to connect SSI/SSDI services which improves their health, housing and financial outcomes.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Provides connection to SSI/SSDI services

  • Provides assistance with completing SSI/SSDI applications

ELIGIBLITY

  • Must have eligibility for, and/or be currently enrolled in an outpatient treatment program all of the following:

    • Age 64 and under

    • Disabled and cannot work for 12 months

    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident prior to 8/20/1996

    • Be clean and sober at least 90 days

    • Have medical history showing severity of medical and mental health conditions

COST

  • Free for homeless/at-risk individuals

REFERRAL PROCESS

Referral Form

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Brochure

Waking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Waking the Village offers several programs to help Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children.

AUDRE'S EMPORIUM OF NEW TOMORROWS

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows offers two shared housing sites for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Housing for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ+ youth and young adults (18-21) that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SACRAMENTO YOUNG ADULT PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM

SacYAPI supports Youth (12-24) who may be experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • System navigation

  • Landlord/roommate mediation

  • Linkage to services

  • Family reunification

  • Application and referral assistance

  • Advocacy

ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth (12-24) years old

  • Experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

THE DOORWAY

The Doorway is a rapid rehousing program funded by HUD and run in partnership with Wind Youth Services.

SERVICES OFFERED

Offers up to 2 years of housing and support

Intensive coaching

ELIGIBILITY

Homeless youth (18-24) that are pregnant and parenting

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

Call for services

TUBMAN HOUSE

Tubman House provides young parents with a holistic program centered on youth development, strengthening physical & mental health, educational attainment, career development, and financial management so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives & leaders in the lives of their children and community. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24 months of housing and support

  • On-site child development program

  • 24-month action plan

  • Career counseling

  • Linkage to mental health services

ELIGIBILITY

Homeless, parenting youth and their children

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

Wait-list Form

Wind Youth Drop-In Center

815 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 504-3313 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - SUNDAY | 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Wind Youth Drop-In Center is a safe, non-judgmental space for homeless and runaway youth offering a welcoming and age-appropriate environment away from the dangers of the street.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Access to shelter/meals/showers/laundry services

  • Peer support

  • California IDs & birth certificates

  • Employment assistance

  • Educational assistance

  • Case management services

  • Creative workshops

  • Therapeutic groups

  • Crisis intervention

  • Drop-in counseling

  • Mental health respite

  • Support Groups: Anger management, homelessness, employment, trauma, grief & loss, stress management, and self- esteem

ELIGIBILITY

  • Homeless and runaway youth (12-24)

 

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in 

 

Inpatient Services

Services provided in a hospital where a person stays overnight either because there is a psychiatric emergency or because the person needs mental health treatment that can only be done in the hospital. Admission can be voluntary or involuntary. 

ELIGIBILITY

If you have mental illness or symptoms of mental illness and you cannot be safely treated at a lower level of care, and, because of the mental illness or symptoms of mental illness, you: 

  • Represent a current danger to yourself or others, or significant property destruction 

  • Are prevented from providing for or using food, clothing or shelter 

  • Present a severe risk to your physical health 

  • Have a recent, significant deterioration in ability to function, and 

  • Need psychiatric evaluation, medication treatment, or other treatment that can only be provided in the hospital. 

 

Voluntary admission

An individual agrees to go into and/or stay in the hospital. 

 

Involuntary admission 

Hospitals may keep an individual for up to 72 hours without their permission. Hospitals can do this when the hospital thinks you are likely to harm yourself or someone else and that you are unable to take care of your own food, housing and clothing needs. The hospital will tell you in writing what they are doing and what your rights are. If doctors think you need to stay for more than 72 hours, you have the right to a lawyer and a hearing before a judge. The hospital will tell you how to ask for this. 

 

ACCESSING INPATIENT SERVICES

An emergency is a serious mental or emotional problem such as: 

  • When a person is a danger to himself, herself, or others because of what seems like a mental illness, or 

  • When a person cannot get or use the food, shelter, or clothing they need because of what seems like a mental illness.

 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or take the person to a hospital emergency room. 3

PATIENTS’ RIGHTS & PRIVACY 

Whenever an individual is involuntarily detained in a hospital setting, California law affords specific legal protections and the availability of a knowledgeable advocate to speak on behalf of the detained consumer.  A Consumers Self-Help Patients' Rights advocate will present the expressed interests of the client in Certification Review hearings and various other legal procedures which may occur routinely or which are requested by the client. Whenever a client in the local system feels their rights are being infringed upon or even denied, that consumer can request review of the instance and a thorough investigation will be done. 

 

Patient’s Rights Advocates are available for assistance in completing forms and resolving a Grievance, Appeal, and State Fair Hearing. A Patient’s Rights Advocate can also help with questions about your rights.

For assistance: 

  • Call the Sacramento County Mental Health Plan’s 24-hour, toll-free phone number (888) 881-4881. 

  • You may also call the Patient’s Right Advocate (916) 333-3800. 

  • If that does not solve your problem, you may call the State of California’s Ombudsman for help:

Phone

(800) 896-4042 - CA Only

(916) 654-3890 

(800) 896-2512 TTY
 

Fax

(916) 653-9194
 

Email

ombudsman@dmh.ca.gov 

LGBTQ RESOURCES

The following organizations and programs provide support specifically to Sacramento County's LGBTQ communities. Also included are reputable national LGBTQ support lines.

 

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows, a program of Waking the Village, offers two shared housing sites for LGBTQ youth and young adults that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Housing for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ+ youth and young adults (18-21) that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Frequently Asked Questions

Danelle's Place

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 103, ROOM 101, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITEHOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Located at the Gender Health Center. Danelle’s Place offers a trans safe drop-in respite and social space for community members who need a break from the stress of daily life.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Thrice-weekly trans safe drop-in respite & social space

  • Rest and relaxation

  • Individual and group chat

  • Recreational activities 

  • Supplies and communal resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages 18 and over

  • Identify as LGBTQ and/or allies

 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in

Gender Health Center: Counseling Services

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 201, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Appointment only, no walk-ins

The Gender Health Center offers counseling and support groups, as well as healthcare support to Queer and Transgender Communities.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Queer-informed narrative therapy

  • Individual, relational, and family counseling

ELIGIBILITY

  • Queer & Transgender community members. 

  • Queer and Transgender People of Color

  • Open to all ages.

COST

  • Sliding-scale, no one turned away for a lack of funds

  • Insurance not accepted

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Appointment only; Call (916) 455-2391

Lambda Lounge

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 100 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center. This program provides drop-in mental health respite care for LGBTQ adults (25+).

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Drop-in mental health respite care

  • Support and recovery groups

  • Community resource navigation

ELIGIBILITY

  • 25 years or older

  • Identifies as part of the LGBTQ community

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in

Q-Spot

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 107 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: Daily | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Q-Spot provides drop-in mental health respite care to LGBTQ youth. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Computer Lab & WiFi

  • LGBTQ+ Library

  • Art Projects

  • Life-Skills Workshop

  • HIV/HCV Testing

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Support Groups

  • Homeless youth services (e.g., shower, laundry, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth (13-23)

  • Identify as LGBTQ+

 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in

Sacramento LGBT Community Center Crime Victims Services 

PHONE: (916) 442-0185 ext. 126 | EMAIL | WEBSITE

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center provides support to community members who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, violence, trafficking, hate crimes, or other physical, emotional, or financial abuse. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Reporting Assistance

  • Legal Aid

  • Mental Health Support

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Q-Spot Youth Center

  • Youth Transitional Housing

  • Additional Services Available: Crisis intervention, Victim Compensation Assistance, Employment Assistance, Housing Navigation, & Life Skills Workshops

ELIGIBILITY

  • Community members who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, violence, trafficking, hate crimes, or other physical, emotional, or financial abuse.

 

COST

  • Services are free and available to all eligible community members regardless of immigration status

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in Service

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

PHONE: (877) 360-LGBT (5428) | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline provides LGBT older adults to friendly responders ready to listen. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response

  • Information and links to local resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBT older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Trans Lifeline

PHONE: (877) 565-8860 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Trans Lifeline is a confidential and anonymous hotline connecting trans people, and their friends and family, with peer support, community support and resources.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 phone-based peer support

  • Linkages to resources

  • Microgrants for Trans and Nonbinary individuals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity of all ages.

  • Family & friends of Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Friends/Family call the main line and ask for the Friends/Family hotline. 

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Trevor Project Crisis Services

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-hours/7-days per week

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 phone-based crisis intervention and suicide prevention

  • Instant messaging service

  • Text-based support and crisis intervention

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ young people under age 25

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Outpatient services, such as counseling & psychotherapy are available for members of the Sacramento County Mental Health Plan.

Outpatient services may include:

  • Counseling and psychotherapy 

  • Medication support services

  • Case Management

  • Assessments

  • Plan Development

  • Evaluations and monitoring

Prior authorization is required for outpatient, non-emergency services.

Please contact the Access Team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at (888) 881-4881 for availability, accommodation needs and referral to the listed providers. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may contact the Access Team by TTY/TDD at (916) 876-8892 or California Relay 711. For more information about Sacramento County's Provider List, please contact 

What does the Access Team do?

  • Provides Sacramento County residents with referrals or linkages to authorized specialty mental health services

  • Determines eligibility for services based on referral information and by conducting a brief phone screening in the individual’s primary language. (Medical necessity, Medi-Cal, etc.)

What is the process to get outpatient services?

  1. Call the Access Team: (916)-875-1055 / (888) 881-4881

  2. The Access Team will conduct an assessment to determine the level of service needed.

  3. The Access Team will give you the provider’s name and telephone number. 

  4. The provider will contact you to set up an appointment after the Access Team has authorized services.

 

Access Brochure

PARENT SUPPORT

Parent support services provide education, resources and support to parents including respite care, housing assistance, mental health services, group support, and system navigation.

 

Black Mothers United

4625 44TH STREET, ROOM 13, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | PHONE: (916) 558-4812 | WEBSITE |     HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Black Mothers United provides education, resources, and support to expectant African American women living in Sacramento County in an effort to ensure smooth, safe and healthy pregnancies.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Pregnancy coaching

  • Mommy Mingles support group

  • Transportation support

  • Pregnancy & health education

  • Social service & basic need referrals

ELIGIBLITY

Must live in Sacramento County

Expectant African American women 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and support

Capitol Adoptive Families Alliance Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 671-2030 | WEBSITE

The Capitol Adoptive Families Alliance Respite program provides support and education to the adoptive community through respite services, support groups, training and other community support.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Parent Support Groups

  • Teen Support Groups

  • Respite Drop-Off Program

  • Respite Family Camp

  • Respite Parent's Retreat

  • Respite Kids Camp

ELIGIBLITY

Adoptive families living in Sacramento County or who have adopted through Sacramento County (private or foster adoption).

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and support

Crisis Nursery

NORTH: 4533 PASADENA AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821| PHONE: (916) 679-3600 | WEBSITE 

SOUTH: 6699 SOUTH LAND PARK DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95831 | PHONE: (916) 394-2000

Provided by the Sacramento Children’s Home. Parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of two Sacramento nurseries for emergency childcare services or overnight care during difficult times.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Emergency childcare services provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year  (Children may stay up to 30-days)

  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Children ages newborn to five

  • Children of parents experiencing a crisis*

  • Does not serve foster children or children requiring excessive one-to-one supervision.

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for appointment and space availability

  • High priority cases get preference

  • Waitlist available

*Examples of crisis include:

  • A sudden illness or accident

  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness

  • Emotional distress or frustration

  • Domestic violence

  • Homelessness

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

  • A medical or mental health situation

  • Employment or housing situation

The Source

PHONE/TEXT: (916) SUPPORT | (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

The Source is a foster youth and resource family urgent response program, administered by the Sacramento Children’s Home.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Urgent crisis support (in-person)

  • Hotline for youth and families (24 a day/7 days a week)

  • Support by Phone, Text or Live Chat

  • Case management

  • Mental health services

  • Referrals

  • Respite activities

ELIGIBILITY

  • Families in crisis or struggling

  • Caregivers of foster youth

  • Youth (up to age 26)

  • Current or former foster youth (up to age 26) in crisis or struggling

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

Waking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Waking the Village offers programs to help Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children.

THE DOORWAY

The Doorway is a rapid rehousing program funded by HUD and run in partnership with Wind Youth Services.

SERVICES OFFERED

Offers up to 2 years of housing and support

Intensive coaching

ELIGIBILITY

Homeless youth (18-24) that are pregnant and parenting